Privacy Statement - Public Information - Christopher Newport University

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Privacy Statement

Christopher Newport University is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information.

This statement applies to information collected by this website operated by Christopher Newport. Web application and/or services used by Christopher Newport University, but not owned by Christopher Newport (e.g. Google Workspace for Education, Microsoft Azure/Office 365) have their own privacy policies and are not subject to this privacy statement.

The following information is automatically collected:

Internet domain and public IP address from which you accessed our website, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our sites. This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends and improve our services. We analyze this data with industry-standard web analytics software to make decisions about content and usability on our website.

If you login to any Christopher Newport-affiliated website, your authentication attempt is logged, and any previously collected information in Christopher Newport’s possession may be used to enhance your experience.

Cookies are files that many websites transfer to users’ devices to enable the site to deliver personalized services or to provide persistent authentication. The information contained in a cookie typically includes information collected automatically by the web server and/or information provided voluntarily by the user. Our websites use persistent cookies in conjunction with third-party technology partners to analyze search engine usage, web traffic patterns and personalize website experiences. Cookie data is used in the aggregate to monitor and enhance Christopher Newport University’s web pages.

Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring the security of your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or use of, the information collected online, inline with Christopher Newport policy and standards, and Commonwealth of Virginia laws and regulations.

We contract with third parties to act on our behalf to accept credit card payments and donations. These third-party providers comply with Christopher Newport and Commonwealth of Virginia security guidelines and regulations to ensure the integrity and security of your information. We do not retain or store credit card information required to complete the transaction. We do not share, beyond Christopher Newport University, the list of payee/contributors but may use this list to communicate news about Christopher Newport University.

We contract with a third party to act on our behalf to manage the applicant communication processes. Data is submitted directly to this third party and at no time is personal information stored on Christopher Newport public web servers. Application information is transferred to the Student Information System for further review and processing. The vendor complies with all applicable privacy laws to ensure the security of private information and does not sell or share personal information beyond Christopher Newport University.

Visitors who submit information to Christopher Newport University web pages consent to the university’s use of that information for the purpose of sending promotional materials. This information includes name, mailing address and email address.

We will not share your information with third parties except:

  • As required by law
  • As necessary to protect Christopher Newport University interests
  • With service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of the data

Upon request, we will remove your name from all communications lists.

Please note – subscription to some email lists is required as part of enrollment, employment or participation in our Christopher Newport programs.

This website contains links to other websites not affiliated with Christopher Newport University. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements and policies of other sites for assurance that their practices safeguard your privacy.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time in accordance with Christopher Newport policy, and the laws and policies of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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